Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The 4-Tiered Mound on South Hill

I visited the four-tiered mound that I had found years ago on South Hill the last Saturday. I had a wonderful transformative experience meditating in a natural vortex there that I will be posting about some time this week on my MotherEarthPrayers blog.

Here are some pictures

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Pictures from a Kindred Spirit-William R VanDerveer

 This past Saturday I went to South Hill to meditate in the vortex on the 4-tiered mound on South Hill. At the parking lot I ran into William R VanDerveer physicist and photographer. Bill grew up in the Vine Valley and has hiked South Hill and the rest of High Tor many, many, many times. He knows High Tor's many stone mounds very well.

Below are a few of the pictures he sent me.

South Hill--Tree Blocking access to Trailhead for the herd path to climb South Hill

The trailhead to climb South Hill on West Ave near the intersection of Sunnyside road has a Tree blocking access. You can climb up the embankment--But be prepared. I imagine this will be cleared in a month or so.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Photographer Peter Shell sent me some pictures he took last summer during our survey  of the Ledges Area for my article  for Ancient America. Here are a few.

Public Comment Period, New Website

The New York State Dec (Department of Environmental Conservation) has recently opened a public comment period for the Unit plan for the Canandaigua Highlands Unit, which includes Italy Hill State Forest and High Tor Wildlife Management Area. High Tor is located at the southern end of Canandaigua Lake, in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. We see this as an opportunity to get added protections for the hundreds of stone mounds and thousands of related single stones at High Tor. I ask that you please consider contacting the DEC (Comments can be emailed to

            I just recently found out about this. Several of us that regularly visit the sacred stones structures at high Tor have gotten together and purchased a domain name, ( I hope to have the website up an running shortly. Because High  Tor is a wildlife management area  it already has in some additional restrictions.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Another Pixie or Faery in Peter Shell's Pictures from the Ledges Area?

This past summer photographer Peter Shell helped me catalogue the many stone structures at the Ledges Area of High Tor NYS DEC Forest. While we were scouring Peter's pictures for an article for Ancient America he came across the following picture.

What is it? A pixie, fairy, or just an aberration?

In Peter's picture above (stone mound #13) on the upper left hand side next to a sapling you can see a white burst in the shape of a dragon fly with large wings. On the lower right hand side in the stone mound you see another bright light in the shape of the circle.

Many of Peter's photos and mine as well had orbs in them. Which I attribute to earth energies most of the time. The one bright light in the shape of a dragonfly with large wings makes we wonder whether Peter had captured a Nature Spirit; a pixie, or fairy. A rare feat. Bravo Peter.

Stone Mound #19

What is even more interesting about this picture is that this is not the first time I and Peter captured a similar form at another stone mound #19. See below.

I had posted about this back on July 13, 2017,Tiny Faeries, Elementals--What are They?

Many may rightly think that this all very odd. ButtThis new find by Peter raises a whole host of questions, such as;

  • If these are pixies, or fairies were they with us for our survey the whole time? Does that mean that we were only able to capture them a few times?
  • At both mounds them bright lights came in distinct pairs; is that a couple, or how they travel?
  • Who or what are they? The fact that we captured two distinct images at two different stone mounds means that they are something beyond earth energies.
  • Other?
High Tor Update
High Tor is an incredible place, most notably the Ledges Area. When Peter and I were at the Ledges for our last shoot I found that a Vortex Ring, a precursor to the formation of an Energy Vortex, is trying to form in the Welcome Circle. You can see a picture of a group meditation we had there this summer at, Sacred Sites Update--High Tor's Ledges, Our Survey Continues
The NYS DEC is opening up a public comment period for High Tor's future use. We would like to get extra protections put on the stone mounds, such as registering them in National Register of Historic Places. You will hear more about this as we are researching whether this can even be done. We will be creating an informative website and will post about this when we do.
I finally found the four tiered mound at High Tor with an energy vortex and more. It snowed before I could  go back and meditate in it.
High Tor is such a mystical place with powerful imprints that can well up all sorts of mystical experiences.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sacred Sites Update--Part I High Tor Labor Day 2017--The Large Dimpled Mound and more

Visiting and experiencing High Tor NYS DEC Forest Labor Day Weekend is a tradition that dates back to when I  first discovered the sacred mounds there ten years ago on a Labor Day Weekend. Soon after I began my Clarks Gully Blog. This past Labor Day Monday I took advantage of the beautiful weather to maintain that wonderful tradition.

I wanted  to explore Brink Hill and chose the parking area along Parish Hill Road up from Rt. 245 as my entry point, mostly because I had not entered from that access point before. So the area was some what unexplored. Originally I wanted to investigate the gully, but unfortunately got a very late start owing that I chose to drive to Lisle to pick up spring water first.

Instead I chose to hike up and take another look at the large dimpled mound we found last year, Brink Hill, Memorial Day 2016, Part 2Given that we believe it is thousands of years old it has held up remarkably well. 

Our survey of the Ledges area on South Hill has given me a better appreciation of the significance and detail put into constructing the stone mounds. In essence  it has given me a new perspective and in a way I am looking at things with a new set of eyes (or heart.)

The mound covers numerous Earth Chakras and Energy Lines.

 The Stone Mound is massive- oblong shaped about 45-60' by 35-50' and about 3-4 feet in height at its highest point.
 In the upper center you can see my trekking poles which are in the hollowed out center. My orange seat cushion on the rocks above next to the poles show that the hollowed out center is about 2 1/2 feet deep. Leaves and debris over the millennia have built upon the floor bed and I imagine that the hollowed out center was much deeper at the time of its creation.

 My trekking poles show the dimpled center to be about 8' across.

My Trekking poles could not reach across the the length of the hollowed out center. I estimate it to be about 10' in length.

The large flat stone appears to be a prayer seat where pilgrims would sit to experience all of the prana/Life Force/chi/orgone permeating the ether as it tries to get into the vortex of the Earth Chakras.

Another Prayer Seat was found at the other end of the hollowed out center.

Again, one the lessons learned from our survey of the Ledges is the intricacy of the stone mounds and the effort made to emphasize aspects of Mother Earth's Energy Body and its parts such as Energy Lines.

Continue to Part II below or click on the link

Sacred Sites Update--Part II High Tor Labor Day 2017--The Large Dimpled Mound and more